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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Maui Tropical Plantation
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
featuring Oahu, The Big Island, & Maui
Departs: March 7th, 2023 Tour Dates & Pricing
Witness the beauty of three distinct Hawaiian Islands as you escape to paradise. Enjoy the perfect balance of scheduled activities and leisure time to find your own adventures with three nights on Oahu, two nights on the Big Island, and three nights on Maui. Highlights include a Honolulu city tour, the USS Arizona Memorial & Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor, a guided tour of Volcanoes National Park, and an authentic luau with Polynesian performances and cuisine, plus all inter-island flights are included!
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Hosted By: Erik Maitland
KWQC-TV6 Chief Meteorologist
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Day 1 : Fly to Honolulu
The moment we step off the plane we will feel the Aloha spirit that draws so many travelers to this lush island oasis. We are welcomed with a traditional lei greeting before checking in to our Waikiki Beach hotel for a three-night stay.
Day 2 : Pearl Harbor
After a delicious included breakfast we tour the capital city, beginning with the most moving site on Oahu, Pearl Harbor National Memorial. At the visitor center, we view the galleries and exhibits that recall December 7, 1941, the day that catapulted the U.S. into World War II. A documentary film precedes our Navy launch out to the USS Arizona Memorial to observe the sunken battleship. Afterward, mingle with new friends over a Holiday Vacations Welcome Lunch in Honolulu. The afternoon brings us past the volcanic shaped Hawaiian State Capitol building and Iolani Palace, home to Hawaii's last reigning monarchs. We then visit the Punchbowl, an extinct volcano and home of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
Day 3 : Oahu
Explore the island of Oahu as you please. Relax on heavenly Waikiki Beach, sample the local Hawaiian fare on a food tour, return to Pearl Harbor to tour the USS Missouri Memorial, hike, snorkel, or explore the depths on a submarine adventure.
Day 4 : Volcanoes National Park
This morning we fly to Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. We stop for a delicious lunch just outside Volcanoes National Park. Once inside the park, pause along the way to appreciate the dramatic overlooks and visitor center. The unique landscape of the park features volcanic craters, dried lava flows and steam vents. Afterwards we check in to our Kona hotel for a two-night stay.
Day 5 : The Big Island
Breakfast is included this morning at our hotel. Explore the Big Island on your own today. Perhaps tour a chocolate farm or the Kona Brewery, swim with manta rays, go flightseeing for an aerial view of the volcanoes, shop and dine in Historic Kailua-Kona Village, or simply relax on your private lanai at the hotel.
Day 6 : Maui
This morning we fly to Maui, nicknamed the Valley Isle for the valleys carved into its mountains. Lunch at the Maui Ocean Center offers stunning views of Ma’alaea Bay Harbor. After lunch there is time to explore the campus to view sea turtles, colorful fish, sharks, jellyfish and even touch coral. Learn about the area’s largest seasonal visitors and see them in 3D at the Humpbacks of Hawaii experience. Next, we drive to Lahaina, an old whaling port dotted with historical landmarks, shops, and galleries. The town is especially known for its gigantic Banyan tree whose branches span an entire city block! Later, we arrive at our gorgeous hotel located right along Ka'anapali Beach.
Day 7 : The Valley Isle
Maui is open for exploration today. Tour a working pineapple plantation, travel the winding Road to Hana, visit a chocolate farm, or watch the sunset aboard a dinner cruise.
Day 8 : Traditional Luau
Ascend to the top of Haleakala to watch the sunrise this morning or sleep in and enjoy a morning at leisure. A pleasant stroll from the hotel leads to Whalers Village, an inviting area of shops, dining and live entertainment. Tonight, say farewell Hawaiian style at the Drums of the Pacific Luau and Polynesian Show. Enjoy tropical drinks and the exotic flavors of native Hawaiian cuisine. Our evening ends with music, dancing and chants from islands across the South Pacific complete with a thrilling fire knife finale!
Day 9 : Aloha Hawaii
After a relaxing start, we gather for a Holiday Vacations farewell lunch. Then we explore the Maui Tropical Plantation on a narrated tram tour learning about the island’s iconic fruits and plants including pineapple, coconut, and more. Later, we board our overnight flight to the mainland.
Day 10 : Fly Home
A Hui Hou (until we meet again).
March 7th, 2023 - March 16th, 2023
Price Per Person
Final Payment Date: 01/06/2023
KWQC TV Pickup Locations:
Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Davenport, IA - Best Western Plus SteepleGate Inn
Maquoketa, IA - AmericInn (formerly Centerstone Inn & Suites)
Rock Falls, IL - Walmart
Erik returned to KWQC in 2011 after spending 4 years in Minneapolis/St. Paul as the weekend meteorologist at KMSP-TV. Before that, he spent 13 years here at KWQC.
Erik studied Meteorology and Broadcasting at Arizona State University. He spent his first year forecasting at KPNX in Phoenix, and then a Midwestern career with stops in Traverse City, Michigan, and Mason City, Iowa, before heading to the Quad Cities.
Erik enjoys speaking to school kids about weather and entertaining community groups with talks about weather and television. Erik has two daughters, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren. His partner in crime is his cat named Rupert! Erik is a HUGE hockey fan and enjoys golfing, running, Nordic walking, SCUBA diving and kayaking. He has completed 3 Quad Cities Marathons and numerous Bix 7s.
Join Erik and KWQC-TV6 viewers on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.
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Tour days tend to be long, move at a vigorous pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on rough surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.